I eagerly waited for the series to be aired, wondering just how it would be presented. The history of the French/Japanese occupation seemed solid and is probably new to most who are watching. I was trying to keep an open mind and remain objective, and was doing a pretty good job until episode 4, about 40 minutes in.
That was when they had to trot out the same tired lie about the disproportional burden being borne by the black troops.
Then the point was made of a million men serving in the reserves and National Guard with the expectation of never being sent into combat. (we all knew that)
But then they had to point out that reservists and Guardsmen were almost always white, generally better educated, and better connected. This was the voiceover of a picture of some ANG pilots which just happen to include George W Bush.
I suppose it will be said that I am am simply opinionated and hard headed but I will not be convinced that of all the black and white still photos of that era, none could be found of a white, educated, and connected draft dodger that did not include Bush 43.
So now that Ken Burns' objectivity is out the window, I have to watch the rest of the series just to see how bad it can get.